Scientific Publications

 Peter J P Croucher, D. Phil.

 Publication List:

Citations: 3423, h-index: 21, i10-index: 27

(Underlined = Mentored Students)

57. Oxford, GS, Croucher PJP. 2013. Many a slip: dissecting the causes of reproductive isolation in two species of Tegenaria spiders (Agelenidae).  Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Submitted).

56. Brewer MS, Cotoras DD, Croucher PJP, Gillespie RG. 2013. New sequencing technologies, the development of genomic tools, and their applications in evolutionary Arachnology.  Journal of Arachnology (Invited review, submitted).

55. Croucher PJP, Brewer MS, Capsuto A, Ulrich HL, Cotoras D, Binford G, Oxford GS, Gillespie RG. 2013. Spider-associated microbial communities reflect differences in bioregion and habitat preferences. Molecular Ecology (Submitted).

54. Croucher PJP, Brewer MS, Winchell CJ, Oxford GS, Gillespie RG. 2013. De novo characterization of the gene-rich transcriptomes of two color-polymorphic spiders, Theridion grallator and T. californicum (Araneae: Theridiidae), with special reference to pigment genes. BMC Genomics (In Press).

53. Garbelotto M, Guglielmo F, Mascheretti S, Croucher PJP, Gonthier P. 2013. Population genetics analyses confirm a single introduction of the North American forest pathogen Heterobasidion irregulare into Italy by the US military. Molecular Ecology Published online Aug 29, 2013. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12452. [Cited by 1] [PDF]

52. Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Garbelloto, M. 2013. Combining field epidemiological information and genetic data to comprehensively reconstruct the invasion history and the microevolution of the Sudden Oak Death agent Phytophthora ramorum (Stramenopila: Oomycetes), in California. Biological Invasions Published online May 29, 2013. DOI 10.1007/s10530-013-0453-8. [Cited by 1] [PDF]

51. Croucher PJP. 2013. Linkage disequilibrium. In: eLS 2013. John Wiley & Sons Ltd: Chichester, published online 15 April 2013. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.10005427.pub3. [Major update of DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005427.pub2 (March 2008)]. [PDF]

50. Liu JZ, Roksund Hov J, Folseraas T, Ellinghaus E, Rushbrook SM, Doncheva NT, Andreassen OA, Weersma RK, Weismüller TJ, Eksteen B, Invernizzi P, Hirschfield G, Gotthardt DN, Pares A, Ellinghaus D, Shah T, Juran BD, Milkiewicz P, Rust C, Schramm C, Müller T, Srivastava B, Mells G, Dalekos G, Nöthen MM, Winkelmann J, Mitrovic M, Braun F, Ponsioen CY, Croucher PJP, Sterneck M, Teufel A, Mason AL, Saarela J, Leppa V, Pelkonen V, Dorfman R, Alvaro D, Floreani A, Onengut-Gumuscu S, Rich SS, Thompson WK, Schork AJ, Næss S, Thomsen I, Mayr G, König I, Cleynen I, Gutierrez J, Ricaño-Ponce I, van Heel D, Björnsson E, Sandford RN, Durie PR, Melum E, Vatn M, Silverberg M, Duerr RH, Padyukov L, Brand S, Sans M, Annese V, Achkar P, Muri Boberg K, Marschall H, Chazouillères O, Bowlus CL, Wijmenga C, Schrumpf E, Vermeire S, Albrecht M, The UK-PSC Consortium, The International IBD Genetics Consortium, Barrett J, Rioux JD, Alexander G, Bergquist A, Cho J, Schreiber S, Manns M, Färkkilä M, Dale AM, Chapman R, Lazaridis KN, The International PSC Study Group, Franke A, Anderson CA, Karlsen TH. 2013. Dense genotyping of known autoimmune disease regions identified nine new risk loci for primary sclerosing cholangitis. Nature Genetics 45: 670-675. Published online: 21 April 2013. DOI: 10.1038/ng.2616. [Cited by 3] [PDF]

49. Roderick GK, Croucher PJP, Vandergast AG, Gillespie RG. 2012. Species differentiation on a dynamic landscape: shifts in metapopulation and genetic structure using the chronology of the Hawaiian archipelago. Evolutionary Biology 39(2): 192-206. Published online: 15 May 2012. DOI: 10.1007/s11692-012-9184-5. [Cited by 2] [PDF]

48. Croucher PJP, Oxford GS, Lam A, Mody N, Gillespie RG. 2012. Colonization history and population genetics of the color-polymorphic Hawaiian happy-face spider Theridion grallator (Araneae, Theridiidae). Evolution 66(9): 2815-2833. Published on line: 9 may 2012. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01653.x. [Cited by 4] [PDF]

47. Croucher PJP, Oxford GS, Gillespie RG. 2011. Population structure and dispersal in a patchy landscape: nuclear and mitochondrial markers reveal area effects in the spider Theridion californicum (Araneae: Theridiidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104(3): 600-620. Published online: 17 October 2011. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01734.x. [Cited by 1] [PDF]

46. Croucher PJP, Oxford GS, Lam A, Gillespie RG. 2011. Stabilizing selection maintains exuberant colour polymorphism in the spider Theridion californicum (Araneae, Theridiidae). Molecular Ecology 20(2): 206-218. Published online: 2 December 2010. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04941.x. [Cited by 5] [PDF]

45. Mascheretti S, Croucher PJP, Kozanitas M, Baker L, Garbelloto M. 2009. Genetic epidemiology of the Sudden Oak Death pathogen Phytophthora ramorum in California. Molecular Ecology 18(22): 4577-4590. Published online: 16 October 2009. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04379.x. [Cited by 21] [PDF]

44. Croucher, PJP, Gillespie, RG. 2009. Genomics and adaptive radiation on remote islands. The islands’ story. The Biochemist 31(1): 24-28. [PDF]

43. Mascheretti S, Croucher PJP, Vettraino A, Prospero S, Garbelotto M. 2008. Reconstruction of the Sudden Oak Death epidemic in California through microsatellite analysis of the pathogen Phytophthora ramorum. Molecular Ecology 17(11): 2755-2768. Published online: 25 April 2008. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2008.03773.x. [Cited by 64] [PDF]

42. Croucher PJP. 2008. Linkage disequilibrium. In: Encyclopedia of the Life Sciences. John Wiley and Sons. Published online 14 March 2008. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005427.pub2. (Updated from 15 July 2006. DOI: 10.1038/npg.else.0005427. Originally published in Nature Encyclopedia of the Human Genome June 2003). [Cited by 1] [PDF]

41. Karlsen TH, Croucher PJP, Hampe J, Franke A, Schrumpf E, Bergquist A, Thorsby E, Lie BA, Boberg KM, Schreiber S. 2007. HLA association in primary sclerosing cholangitis: Detection and fine mapping of an HLA independent signal in the complement gene cluster. Hepatology 46(4), Suppl. S: 263A-264A, Meeting Abstract: 68. [The AASLD/PSC Partners Seeking a Cure Foundation Award 2007 – for the most promising research into primary sclerosing cholangitis] [PDF]

40. Krawczak M, Caliebe A, Croucher PJP, Schmidtke J. 2007. On the testing load incurred by cascade genetic carrier screening for Mendelian disorders: a brief report. Genetic Testing 11(4): 417-419. DOI: 10.1089/gte.2007.0028. [Cited by 2] [PDF]

39. Croucher PJP, Jones RM, Searle JB, Oxford GS. 2007. Contrasting patterns of hybridization in large house spiders (Tegenaria atrica group, Agelenidae). Evolution 61(7): 1622-1640. Published on line: 12 June 2007. DOI: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2007.00146.x. [Cited by 6] [PDF]

38. Bogdanova N, Horst J, Chlystun M, Croucher PJP, Nebel A, Boring A, Todorova A, Schreiber S, Gerke V, Krawczak M, Markoff A. 2007. A common haplotype of the annexin A5 (ANXA5) gene promoter is associated with recurrent pregnancy loss. Human Molecular Genetics 16(5): 573-578. Published on line: 5 March 2007. DOI: 10.1093/hmg/ddm017. [Cited by 29] [PDF]

37. Nebel A, Croucher PJP, Flachsbart F, El Mokhtari NE, Schreiber S. 2007. Common coding polymorphisms in the ABCA1 gene and risk of early-onset coronary heart disease in a population-representative sample from northern Germany. Atherosclerosis 193(2): 458-460. Published on line: 26 October 2006. DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2006.09.022. [Cited by 5] [PDF]

36. Widdig A, Streich WJ, Nürnberg P, Croucher PJP, Bercovitch FB, Krawczak M. 2006. Paternal kin bias in the agonistic interventions of adult female rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 61(2): 205-214. Published on line: 6 October 2006. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-006-0251-8. [Cited by 19] [PDF]

35. Medici V, Mascheretti S, Croucher PJP, Stoll M, Hampe J, Grebe J, Sturniolo GC, Solberg C, Jahnsen J, Moum B, Schreiber S, Vatn MH. 2006. Extreme heterogeneity in risk for CARD15 and DLG5 Crohn disease associated polymorphisms between German and Norwegian populations. European Journal of Human Genetics 14(4): 459-468. Published on line: 22 February 2006. DOI: 10.10387sj.ejhg.5201576. [Cited by 37] [PDF]

34. Becker T, Valentonyte R, Croucher PJP, Strauch K, Schreiber S, Hampe J, Knapp M. 2006. Identification of probable genotyping errors by consideration of haplotypes. European Journal of Human Genetics 14(4): 450-458. Published on line: 25 January 2006. DOI: 10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201565. [Cited by 14] [PDF]

33. Krawczak M, Nikolaus S, von Eberstein H, Croucher PJP, El Mokhtari NE, Schreiber S. 2006. PopGen: Population-based recruitment of patients and controls for the analysis of complex genotype-phenotype relationships. Public Health Genetics (Community Genetics) 9(1): 55-61. DOI: 10.1159/000090694. [Cited by 125] [PDF]

32. Flachsbart F, Croucher PJP, Nikolaus S, Hampe J, Cordes C, Schreiber S, Nebel A. 2006. Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) sequence variation is not associated with exceptional human longevity. Experimental Gerontology 41(1): 98-102. Published on line: 27 October 2005. DOI: 10.1016/j.ex.ger.2005.09.008. [Cited by 39] [PDF]

31. Trevilov A, Croucher PJP, Krawczak M, Schmidtke J. 2005. Genetic influence on reproductive behaviour in female rhesus macaques. Twin Research and Human Genetics 8(6): 551-552. Published on line: 21 February 2012. DOI: [PDF]

30. Nebel A, Croucher PJP, Stiegeler R, Nikolaus S, Krawczak M, Schreiber S. 2005. No association between microsomal triglyceride transfer protein (MTP) haplotype and longevity in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 102(22): 7906-7909. Published on line: 23 May 2005. DOI: 10.1095/pnas.0408670102. [Cited by 67] [PDF]

29. Lu TT, Costello CM, Croucher PJP, Haesler R, Deuschl G, Schreiber S. 2005. Can Zipf’s Law be adapted to normalize microarrays? BMC Bioinformatics 6(1): 37. Published on line: 23 February 2005. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2105-6-37. [Cited by 17] [PDF]

28. Valentonyte R, Hampe J, Müller-Quernheim J, Croucher PJP, Schwinger E, Schreiber S, Schürmann M. 2005. Study of C-C Chemokine Receptor 2 alleles in sarcoidosis, with an emphasis on family based analysis. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 171(10): 1136-41. Published on line: 4 March 2005. DOI: 10.1164/rccm.200405-658OC. [Cited by 30] [PDF]

27. Krawczak M, Trefilov A, Berard J, Bercovitch F, Kessler M, Sauermann U, Croucher PJP, Nürnberg P, Widdig A, Schmidtke J. 2005. Male reproductive timing in rhesus macaques is influenced by the 5HTTLPR promoter polymorphism of the serotonin transporter gene. Biology of Reproduction 72(5): 1109-1113. Published on line: 5 January 2005. DOI: 10.1095/biolreprod.104.038059. [Cited by 15] [PDF]

26. Roewer L*, Croucher PJP*, Willuweit S, Lu TT, Kayser M, Lessig R, de Knijff P, Jobling MA, Tyler-Smith C, Krawczak M. 2005. Signature of recent historical events in the European Y-chromosomal STR haplotype distribution. Human Genetics 116(4): 279-291. Published on line: 20 January 2005. DOI: 10.1007/s00439-004-1201-z. *Contributed equally. [Cited by 116] [PDF]

25. Till A, Rosenstiel P, Krippner-Heidenreich A, Mascheretti-Croucher S, Croucher PJP, Schäfer H, Scheurich P, Seegert D, Schreiber S. 2005. The Met196Arg variation of human tumour necrosis factor receptor 2 (TNFR2) affects TNF-?-induced apoptosis by impaired NF-?B-signalling and target gene expression. Journal of Biological Chemistry 280(7): 5994-6004. Published on line: 30 November 2004. DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M411541200. [Cited by 51] [PDF]

24. Pierik M, Yang H, Barmada MM, Cavanuagh JA, Annese V, Brant SR, Cho JH, Duerr RH, Hugot JP, McGovern DP, Paavola-Sakki P, Radford-Smith GL, Pavli P, Silverberg MS, Schreiber S, Taylor KD, Vlietinck R, Rodgers H, Risch N, Eri R, Florin T, Fowler E, Daly M, Rioux J, Steinhart H, Rutgeerts P, Vermiere S, Lesage S, Zouali H, Helio T, Kontula K, Turunen U, Croucher PJP, Hampe J, Nikolaus S, Latiano A, Lombardi G, Castiglione F, Jewell D, Lench N, Van Heel D, Bailey-Wilson JE, Karban AS, Panhuysen CIM, Moran T, Nicolae DL, Swanson E, Lin Y-C, Rotter JI, Ackhar J-P, Zhang L. 2005. The IBD International Genetics Consortium provides further evidence for linkage to IBD4 and shows gene-environment interaction. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 11(1): 1-7. DOI: 10.1097/00054725-200501000-00001. [Cited by 22] [PDF]

23. Croucher PJP, Hampe J, Mascheretti S, Mathew CG, Foelsch UR, Schreiber S. 2004. Evaluation of SNPs in TNF (C-857T) and MDR1 (C3435T) as susceptibility factors for IBD. Gastroenterology 126(4), Suppl. 2: A359-A359. Meeting Abstract: M1562 [PDF]

22. Pender SLF, Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Prothero JD, Fisher SA, MacDonald TT, Schreiber S, Ye S. 2004. Transmission disequilbrium test of stromelyin-1 gene variation in relation to Crohn’s disease. Journal of Medical Genetics 41(9): e112. DOI: 10.1136/jmg.2004.023572. [Cited by 12] [PDF]

21. Stoll M, Corneliussen B, Costello CM, Waetzig GH, Mellgard B, Koch WA, Rosenstiel P, Albrecht M, Croucher PJP, Seegert D, Nikolaus S, Hampe J, Lengauer T, Pierrou S, Foelsch UR, Mathew CG, Lagerstrom-Fermer M, Schreiber S. 2004. Genetic variation in DLG5 confers susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Nature Genetics 36(5): 476-80. Published on line: 11 April 2004. DOI: 10.1038/ng1345. [Cited by 383] [PDF]

20. Mascheretti S, Croucher PJP, Schreiber S. 2004. Pharmacogenetics of inflammatory bowel disease. Best Practice & Research: Clinical Gastroenterology 18(3): 597-609. Review. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpg.2003.12.001. [Cited by 6] [PDF]

19. Croucher PJP, Oxford GS, Searle JB. 2004. Mitochondrial differentiation, phylogeny and hybridization of species in the Tegenaria atrica group (Araneae: Agelenidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81(1): 79-89. [Cited by 26] [PDF]

18. Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Hampe J, Schreiber S. 2003. The TNF-857C/T polymorphism is associated with early onset, smoking and arthritic complications in inflammatory bowel disease and acts independently of CARD15. Gastroenterology 124 (4), Suppl. 1: A370, Meeting Abstract: M1546. [PDF]

17. Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Mathew CG, Foelsch UR, Hampe J, Schreiber S. 2003. Lack of association between the C3435T MDR1 gene polymorphism and inflammatory bowel disease in two independent northern European populations. Gastroenterology 125 (6): 1919-1920. DOI: 10.1053/j.gastro.2—3.05.015. [Cited by 56] [PDF]

16. Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Hampe J, Huse K, Frenzel H, Stoll M, Lu T, Nikolaus S, Yang SK, Krawczak M, Kim WH, Schreiber S. 2003. Haplotype structure and association to Crohn’s disease of CARD15 mutations in two ethnically divergent populations. European Journal of Human Genetics 11(1): 6-16. [THE EUROPEAN SOCIETY OF HUMAN GENETICS/NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP AWARD 2005 – FOR THE 1ST MOST CITED PAPER IN THE EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN GENETICS IN 2003]. DOI:10.1038/sj.ejhg.5200897. [Cited by 200] [PDF]

15. Cuthbert AP, Fisher SA, Mirza MM, King K, Hampe J, Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Sanderson J, Forbes A, Mansfield J, Schreiber S, Lewis CM, Mathew CG. 2002. The contribution of NOD2 gene mutations to the risk and site of disease in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 122 (4): 867-74. [Cited by 466] [PDF]

14. Frenzel H, Hampe J, Huse K, Mascheretti SM, Croucher PJP, Lynch NJ, Seibert R, Platzer M, Schreiber S. 2002. Mutation detection and physical mapping of the CD11 gene cluster in association with inflammatory bowel disease. Immunogenetics 53(10-11): 835-842. [Cited by 6] [PDF]

13. Hampe J, Frenzel H, Mirza MM, Croucher PJP, Cuthbert A, Mascheretti S, Huse K, Platzer M, Bridger S, Meyer B, Nürnberg P, Stokkers P, Krawczak M, Mathew CG, Curran M, Schreiber S. 2002. Evidence for a NOD2-independent susceptibility locus for inflammatory bowel disease on chromosome 16p. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99 (1): 321-326. Published on line: 18 December 2001. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.261567999. [Cited by 114] [PDF]

12. Hampe J, Grebe J, Nikolaus S, Solberg C, Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Jahnsen J, Moum B, Klump B, Krawczak M, Mathew M, Foelsch UR, Vatn M. Schreiber S. 2002. The NOD2 genotype and the clinical course of Crohns Disease. Gastroenterology 122 (4), Suppl. 1: A29-A30, Meeting Abstract: 249. [PDF]

11. Hampe J, Grebe J, Nikolaus S, Solberg C, Croucher PJP, Mascheretti S, Jahnsen J, Moum B, Klump B, Krawczak M, Mirza MM, Vatn M, Schreiber S. 2002. Association of NOD2 (CARD15) genotype and clinical course of Crohn’s disease: a cohort study. Lancet 359 (9318): 1661-1665. [Cited by 338] [PDF]

10. Mascheretti S, Hampe J, Croucher PJP, Nikolaus S, Andus T, Schubert S, Olson A, Bao W, Fölsch UR, Schreiber S. 2002. Response to infliximab treatment in Crohn’s disease is not associated with mutations in the CARD15 (NOD2) gene: an analysis in 534 patients from two multicenter, prospective GCP-level trials. Pharmacogenetics 12 (7): 509-515. [Cited by 117] [PDF]

9. Mascheretti S, Hampe J, Croucher PJP, Kuhbacher T, Andus T, Herfarth H, Schuberfl S, Olson A, Weihang B, Foelsch UR and Schreiber S. 2002. Lack of association between SNPS in the NOD2 gene and response to infliximab treatment in Crohn’s disease. Gastroenterology 122 (4), Suppl. 1: A612-A612, Meeting Abstract: W1338. [PDF]

8. Tümer Z, Croucher PJP, Jensen LR, Hampe J, Hansen C, Kalscheuer V, Ropers HH, Tommerup N, Schreiber S. 2002. Genomic structure, chromosome mapping and expression analysis of the human AVIL gene, and its exclusion as a candidate for locus for inflammatory bowel disease at 12q13-14 (IBD2). Gene 288 (1-2): 179-185. [Cited by 16] [PDF]

7. Hampe J, Cuthbert A, Croucher PJP, Mirza MM, Mascheretti S, Fisher S, Frenzel H, King K, Hasselmeyer A, MacPherson AJS, Bridger S, van Deventer S, Forbes A, Nikolaus S, Lennard-Jones JE, Fölsch UR, Krawczak M, Lewis C, Schreiber S, Mathew CG. 2001. Association between insertion mutation in NOD2 gene and Crohn’s disease in German and British populations. Lancet 357(9272): 1925-1928. [Cited by 979] [PDF]

6. Frenzel H, Hampe J, Mascheretti SM, Nuernberg P, Leschik G, Croucher PJP, Macpherson AJS, Bridger S, Lennard-Jones JE, Curran ME, Mathew CG, Schreiber S. 2001. Polymorphisms in the ICAM-1 gene but not in the CD11 cluster are disease modifying factors in inflammatory bowel disease. Gastroenterology 120 (5), Suppl. 1: A456-457. [PDF]

5. Croucher PJP. 1998. Evolutionary interactions of two colonizing species of large house spider (Agelenidae, Tegenaria spp.) – Testing the reinforcement hypothesis. Unpublished D. Phil. Thesis, University of York, UK. [Cited by 6]

4. Oxford GS, Croucher PJP. 1997. Gone fishing…..for Tegenaria. Newsletter of the British Arachnological Society 78: 9-10. [Cited by 1] [PDF]

3. Croucher PJP. 1992. Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate population monitoring in Britain and Ireland: Appendix. English Nature Research Report No 25 (ISSN 0967-876X: ENRR025).

2. Croucher PJP. 1992. Terrestrial and freshwater invertebrate population monitoring in Britain and Ireland: A Survey. English Nature Research Report No 24 (ISSN 0967-876X: ENRR024).

1. Eversham BC, Croucher PJP. 1992. Invertebrate population monitoring and its applications. In: The Department of the Environment core model project: The impacts of climate change on natural and semi-natural ecosystems, edited by K. R. Bull & M. O. Hill. Unpublished contract report from ITE to the Department of the Environment PECD7/12/67.